Soros Fund Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Family Office Profile

In the last 3 years, Soros Fund Management has acquired 1 company.

Soros Fund Management’s most common sectors for investment aremedia (25%) and technology hardware (25%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include going private (25%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Soros Fund Management has invested in 2 US states and 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Soros Fund Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Zenium Data Centers for $442M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 2

Soros Fund Management

Soros Fund Management LLC

250 West 55th Street, Floor 27,
New York, New York 10019
United States
(212) 320-5000
www.sorosfundmgmt.com

Soros Fund Management is the family office for George Soros. The Firm invests in a wide range of securities including public equity and fixed income, as well as foreign exchange, commodities and direct investments. Soros Fund Management was formed in 1970 and is headquartered in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Media, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - 1 - 4
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $442M $442M
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vice Media Group 2023-07-31 - Special Situations/Distressed
Brooklyn, New York · www.vice.com
Behalf, Inc. 2018-02-05 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.behalf.com
Zenium Data Centers 2017-12-21 442M USD Trade Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.zeniumdatacenters.com
Violin Memory, Inc. 2017-04-24 - Going Private
Santa Clara, California · www.violin-memory.com
Ciklum Group Limited 2015-11-18 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.ciklum.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Information Technology 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Media 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 4 - 4 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (75%) - 3 (75%) -
  New York 2 (50%) - 2 (50%) -
  California 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
United Kingdom 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 4 - 4 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Going Private 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Growth Capital 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 4 - 4 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (100%) 442M (100%)
Total 1 $442M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Charles Russell Speechlys
1
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $442M
TOTAL $442M
Largest Zenium Data Centers
$442M (2017-12-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

FAQ

When was Soros Fund Management founded?

Soros Fund Management was founded in 1970.

What type of investor is Soros Fund Management?

Soros Fund Management is a family office.

Where is Soros Fund Management headquartered?

Soros Fund Management is headquartered in New York, New York.

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